Sheena M. Weaver

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Semen donors have been required to register with the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority since its formation in 1990. Since then many clinics have reported a shortage of donor semen for donor insemination treatment. Is this because potential donors are worried about the protection of their anonymity? No published studies are available concerning(More)
This paper reports a follow-up of 39 women who had donated eggs to an assisted conception unit. Their experience of donation and their motivation and attitudes were assessed. Comparisons were made with a group of semen donors who were attending a second unit. Female and male donors donated for altruistic reasons and neither group wished to have contact with(More)
Twenty couples who conceived their babies by in vitro fertilization/gamete intrafallopian transfer (IVF/GIFT) were seen between 15 and 27 months postdelivery in order to evaluate social-emotional well-being and parental functioning. Emotional health and marital adjustment were assessed by standard questionnaires and compared with general population norms.(More)
Twenty-one couples for whom in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or GIFT treatment failed were followed-up 15-30 months after treatment and compared with 20 couples for whom IVF had been successful. Current mental health status, quality of life and marital adjustment were assessed via standardised questionnaires. In addition, couples' experiences of IVF/GIFT(More)
This study surveyed the views of three groups of men in relation to the situation of semen donation. In all, 97 childless student semen donors, 56 childless non-donor students and 44 mature non-donor fathers completed a questionnaire designed to explore possible motives for donating semen and preferences for involvement with recipients and offspring.(More)
This study compares hospital- (n = 67) and community-based (n = 55) mental health nurses in relation to their perceptions of the work environment and also their psychological health. Measures include: the General Health Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Work Environment Scale. The data, obtained from self-returned questionnaires, show(More)
A double-blind parallel study comparing tolnaftate cream with undecylenic acid ointment and a placebo ointment in the treatment of symptomatic tinea pedis was conducted on the warm, humid Texas Gulf Coast. In one hundred and three patients studied, both the clinical and mycological effects of the two antifungal agents were indistinguishable. Both were(More)
Skin cancer is rare in black persons. When it does occur, in most cases it occurs on non-sun-exposed areas. In white persons, most skin cancer occurs in sites that have been exposed to sunlight for long periods. The decreased susceptibility of more darkly pigmented skin to the sequelae of long-term ultraviolet (UV)-energy exposure probably accounts for the(More)